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Luca Stocchi, MD, is the recipient of the Story Garschina Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery and a Staff member of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He sees patients in the office on the Main Campus and also performs colonoscopies at Independence Family Health and Surgery Center. Dr. Stocchi is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
A native of Milan, Dr. Stocchi attended medical school at the Universita di Bologna, Italy, graduating with First Class Honors. He traveled to study in Spain and England and then completed a residency in General Surgery in Italy. In 1998, he came to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for an international Clinical Fellowship. He continued there to complete a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery.
Dr. Stocchi has conducted research in his area of interest. His articles have been published in leading scientific journals. He has contributed more than ten chapters to medical textbooks. Additionally, he has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Stocchi is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the American College of Surgeons.
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